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50 Cent – “New Day” (University Of Virginia Football Promo) [VIDEO]

The University Of Virginia’s football team made a video showcasing their prep for the new season set to 50 Cent’s “New Day.” That’s the alma mater. Word.

Wahoo-Wa.

[Propers to ThisIs50]

September 5, 2012 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , | 3 Comments

VIDEO: Dr. Dre “Kush” f/ Snoop Doog and Akon

“Still I am, tighter than the pants on will.i.am.” —Snoop Dogg

Still won’t believe Detox isn’t a figment of Dr. Dre’s imagination until I see it in stores—or as a ZIP file on my hard drive. ‘Til then, this “Kush” joint with Snoop Dogg and Akon has grown on me. Pretty good visuals can’t hurt. “Inhale, exhale…”

December 10, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , | 1 Comment

RBX – Ghostwriting For Dr. Dre

Former Death Row affiliate RBX speaks on ghostwriting The Chronic’s “Let Me Ride” for Dr. Dre. Interview is from How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC.

Still no Dr. Dre & Jay-Z single or Detox. But you knew that.

An in-depth, and rambling, interview with RBX from a few years back below. Interesting how his speaking voice sounds nothing like his apocalyptic tone on the mic. Never signed to Death Row? Good move. Signed to Hollywood Basic? Bad move.

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Busta Rhymes: Still Zone Coastin’

Up in the place, true indeed.

Up in the place, true indeed.

This new Busta Rhymes mixtape, I Bullshit You Not, is tough. It’s actually courtesy of Busta and DJ Scratch, who provides all the beats. (Spotted at Rap Radar & Nah Right)

While Scratch isn’t rocking with EPMD anymore, his production discography is chunky with the booming beats. A number of them have been for Bussa Bus and this mixtape lives up to the sum of its parts. Peep “Director’s Cut” and “Foreign Currency” if you think I’m bulls**ttin’.

Busta Rhymes f/ Raekwon “Death Wish”

However, Busta needs to put that damn new album out. If I recall correctly, his proper album, B.O.M.B. (Back On My B.S.) was supposed to drop in early ’08 (when Busta was still on Aftermath/Interscope and the album was still called Blessed).
Over the years I’ve gotten to interview Busta a number of times and he never fails to provide insightful answers that reveal his deep respect for and knowledge of Hip-Hop history. Getting the early co-sign, and his his name, from one Chuck D meant Busta was going places. And from the video below, and this is no disrespect to Charlie Brown and Dinco D, Busta was the clear star of L.O.N.S.

Leader of the New School “The International Zone Coaster (LIVE)”

May 4, 2009 Posted by | Aqua's Clips, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mr. X to the Z

Xzibit was definitely one of the most entertaining and insightful interviews I have had with an artist in a long minute. I remember getting a pair of promo 12″s of “What U See Is What U Get” and being floored after throwing them on my Technics. Loud Records also sent me a copy of the video on a promo VHS tape that was made out of styrofoam—damn, VHS—which I proceeded to show to any and everyone I could.

The production on the track is credited to Jesse West who Hip-Hop heads may know as rapper 3rd Eye. Why am I mentioning this? Because, 3rd was the first guy rapping on Super Cat’s “Dolly My Baby (Remix)” that also happened to feature the Notorious B.I.G. and Puffy kicking his verse with an extreme horrible flow.

March 11, 2009 Posted by | Aqua's Clips, Hip-Hop | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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